Welcome back to Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. You are listening to episode 35, titled Caring for the Caregivers with Bill Cohen. This week’s episode is all about the caregivers – both for those of us who hold a formal, professional caregiving role, and those of us who are caring for family members. After caring for his sweet mother for nearly 10 years before she passed from Alzheimer’s, Bill connected his experience working in finance as a Certified Senior Advisor to the incredible work of supporting other unpaid family members who care for their loved ones. Loss and grief are now an encore career for Bill as he volunteers his time training and advocating for grief supporters to learn how to care better for themselves while caring for others.
Thank you for listening to episode 35 of Restorative Grief. Unpaid family members are often the first line of defense when a loved one is diagnosed with illness and this is a burden too great to bear alone. I love that bill’s work is intended to connect those family members with resources compassion and encouragement to care for themselves while caring for others because let’s be honest: caregivers aren’t exactly the most eager people to make time for themselves. Self-care habits and knowledge of the healthcare system are not inherent in our lives, which is why Bill’s work is crucial.
If this is your first time listening to Restorative Grief, I want to thank you for taking time out of your day to equip yourself with a little more knowledge about loss. Please subscribe to the show and leave a review because your reviews help others find us! You can find links to all of Bill’s work and contact information in the show notes at MandyCapehart.com and I also hope you’ll share this episode with someone else who needs to know that their unpaid love of a family member is not going unnoticed.
And one last thing, please remember: The only solution for grief is to do the work of grieving. Thank you for listening. I’ll see you next week.
Links + Resources from this episode:
- All of the links for Bill’s work can be found here: Bill Cohen
- Join The Restorative Grief Project, a private online grief coaching community
- Listen to this episode of Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart on Spotify
- Snag a copy of my book, Restorative Grief
- Connect with me on Twitter or Instagram @MandyCapehart